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Need location of defrost timer

I need help locating the defrost timer for a GSS201EMBWW GE refrigerator. seriel # AD242711 Can anyone help?

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The refrigerator you listed does not have a defrost timer. All defrost and refrigerator functions are controlled on rear of the refrigerator. It's called a mother board. If it s damaged you will sometimes see burns on one of the both sides, but not always. Another problem could be that your defrost element or defrost thermostat is defective. You can see your refrigerator below by putting the model GSS201EMBWW into the model search feature. I am here to help you if you want, Thanks Sea Breeze

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Here is another link here on FixYa that shows the mother board

http://www.fixya.com/support/t230703-ge_refrigerator_stopped_working

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